Gov’t to Seek Compensation After British Cruise Ship Damages Raja Ampat Coral Reef

Gov't to Seek Compensation After British Cruise Ship Damages Raja Ampat Coral Reef There has been outrage in the local tourism industry which relies on Raja Ampat’s natural wonders for its survival. Coral grows in the waters off Raja Ampat’s Kri Island located in eastern Indonesia’s Papua region (Photo: AFP). A British-owned cruise

Deccan Chronicle

Caledonian Sky cruise ship wrecks one of Indonesia’s best coral reefs

An “underwater Amazon” was severely damaged when the 90-metre ship ran aground during low tide. One of Indonesia’s best coral reefs has been severely damaged by a cruise liner smashing into it at low tide. The Caledonian Sky ship ran aground on …

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Our World in Brief

Indonesia’s government said Tuesday it will take strong action after a cruise ship destroyed coral reefs in a popular tourist area known for its extensive marine biodiversity. The M.V. Caledonian Sky entered the waters of Radja Ampat in West Papua

Jackson Hole News&Guide

Cruise Ship Devastates Unique Coral Reef

Caledonian Sky damaged coral reefs by entering an area that it should never have crossed at Rajat Ampat, a paradisiac archipelago of West Papua. A British-owned cruise ship crashed into unique coral reefs in an isolated area of ​​Indonesia with the …

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Indonesia looks into legal measures against British cruise ship destroying Papua’s precious coral reef

An anemone fish swims near sea anemones living on the coral reefs in the sea at Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia, Nov. 26, 2012. (Xinhua/Jiang Fan). by Abu Hanifah. JAKARTA, March 14 (Xinhua) — Indonesia has set up a team tasked with assessing …

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Gov’t to Seek Compensation After British Cruise Ship Damages Raja Ampat Coral Reef

Jakarta. The central government has established a joint task force team to investigate the damage to coral reefs in Raja Ampat, West Papua, after they were smashed into by a British cruise ship earlier this month. The team will consist of

Jakarta Globe

Cruise ship crashes into one of the most biodiverse coral reefs in the world

The dreamy beauty of a coral reef in Southeast Asia has been partially damaged by a massive, 4,290-ton cruise ship called the Caledonian Sky. On Saturday, the ship crashed into a popular diving site called Crossover Reef, which holds some of the most …

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Indonesia to take action against coral damage by cruise ship

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s government said Tuesday it will take strong action after a cruise ship destroyed coral reefs in a popular tourist area known for its extensive marine biodiversity. The 4,200-ton cruise ship M.V. Caledonian Sky

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British cruise ship caused ‘up to 100 years of damage’ to pristine coral reef

A British-owned cruise ship which accidentally ran aground in one of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs could have caused up to 100 years of damage, locals have claimed. Diver Ruben Sauyai said the damage caused by the Caledonian Sky was ‘huge …

Metro

British cruise ship crashes into one of world’s most spectacular coral reefs

A British-owned cruise ship carrying hundreds of tourists has crashed into one of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs, sparking outrage from locals. The 4,290-tonne Caledonian Sky caused “irreparable damage” in Raja Ampat, an idyllic island chain

The Independent

Ministry Sends Team to Raja Ampat, Inspects Damaged Coral Reefs

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Marine and Fisheries Ministry sent a team to Raja Ampat, West Papua, to assess the damage suffered by coral reefs recently hit by a Bahamian-flag ship the Caledonian Sky. “The team has departed. We conducted an evaluation of …

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Government Pledges to take Firm Actions Against Caledonian Sky

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has pledged to take firm actions against cruise vessel MV Caledonian Sky for causing massive damage to coral reefs in Raja Ampat, Papua. Arif Havas Oegroseno, deputy of Maritime Sovereignty at the …

Tempo.co

Cruise ship damages West Papua reef

Indonesia’s government is to assess the damage caused to a West Papua reef system by a visiting cruise ship. The British-owned, Bahamian-flagged Caledonia Sky sailed into 1,600 metres of coral reef in the archipelago of Raja Ampat on March 4, damaging …

Radio New Zealand

Raja Ampat Coral Reefs Destroyed by Foreign Tour Vessel

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has urged the Government and the Regional Government to increase their maritime supervision in social and ecological aspects following the destruction of coral reefs in Raja Ampat, …

Tempo.co

Anger over UK ship’s damage to pristine reef

Two weeks ago, a British-owned cruise ship accidentally ran aground in one of Indonesia’s most pristine coral reefs, causing extensive damage. For local people, who rely on dive tourism, it is a sad and worrying time. “I was born here, I was in tears

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